View Full Version : Edgy Beta for Ubuntu 6.10 Released

September 29th, 2006, 08:00 PM
With a new version of Ubuntu just one month away, the Beta release for Ubuntu 6.10 (still codenamed Edgy Eft) is now available!
The following are a highlight of significant new features for the release:

The Ubuntu desktop now features the latest GNOME 2.16, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4rc2 and Xorg 7.1.
The Ubuntu Server edition now contains a task selection allowing easier installation for email servers, web servers and other common configurations
For diskless thin-clients, there’s a pre-release of the upcoming LTSP (http://www.ltsp.org/) 5.0. Support for local devices, printers connected to thin clients, with language and session selection from the login manager. Etherboot out-of-the-box and new network swapping support can now reduce the minimum requirements for thin clients to 32MB memory.
For developers wanting a look under the hood, Edgy features GCC 4.1.1, glibc 2.4, a Linux 2.6.17 kernel and Upstart—the new init system. Along with the release annoucement came the Edgy Eft Beta release notes, tailored to Kubuntu users (https://wiki.kubuntu.org/EdgyEft/Beta/Kubuntu) and Ubuntu users (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EdgyEft/Beta).
If you are currently on Ubuntu 6.10 (“dapper drake”) and want to help test the new Edgy Beta, there are instructions on how to upgrade from Ubuntu 6.10/Dapper to Edgy Beta (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EdgyUpgrades) in order to help with the testing.
If you are interested in helping out with reporting (http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs) and triaging (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs) bugs, then please install or upgrade to help all the developers out with feedback on the new Edgy Beta today!
Download your copy of of an Edgy Beta, it’s a single CD download to get you started:

Ubuntu (http://releases.ubuntu.com/edgy/), GNOME-based
Kubuntu (http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/edgy/), KDE-based
Edubuntu (http://releases.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/6.10/), ideal for schools and thin-clients
Xubuntu will be available soon

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